Cornell Prison Education Program
We believe in equitable access to higher education and
the transformative power of intellectual development.
Our work supports a regional collaboration that brings together Cornell faculty and graduate students to teach a college-level liberal arts curriculum to a select group of students at Auburn Correctional Facility and Cayuga Correctional Facility. The credits can be applied toward an associates degree from Cayuga Community College.
The Cornell Prison Education Program is dedicated to supporting incarcerated persons’ academic ambitions and preparation for successful re-entry.
CPEP student Michael Johnson discusses his involvement in the program, including his development of a business plan in the program's first entrepreneurship course. His teachers speak about working with Michael and the program's impact.